Video Archive | Adaptive systems (6)

Tom Wiscombe
Tom Wiscombe describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Tom Wiscombe, who describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural,...
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Tom Wiscombe describes several projects, including a public library and national archive in Prague, a museum in Shenzhen, China...
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Tom Wiscombe presents several projects, including installations for MOMA/PS1 , and Dragonfly for the SCI-Arc gallery. He...
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Tom Wiscombe describes an office tower in Guiyang, China, and his design for the Taipei Performing Art Center.
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Carolyn Dry explains that she is interested in an architecture that is not about form, but is about how form is generated....

Tom Wiscombe

Tom Wiscombe describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He is interested in the relationship between structural, mechanical, and tectonic systems, and their integration as a way to develop form and space. Wiscombe presents several multi-optimized or multi-purpose systems that can be seen in nature as a lead-in to his own work. Wiscombe stresses that he is not seeking to develop the most efficient structural or mechanical systems, but rather an architectural vocabulary that favors speciation (variations and hybrids), with elements that can be understood as ornament but are still functional.

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During the question and answer section, Wiscombe answers questions regarding the potential of his work at an urban scale, the...

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November 5, 2008 |

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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Tom Wiscombe, who describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He is interested in the relationship between structural, mechanical, and tectonic systems, and their integration as a way to develop form and space. Wiscombe presents several multi-optimized or multi-purpose systems that can be seen in nature as a lead-in to his own work.


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November 1, 1983 | Video Lecturer:

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Carolyn Dry explains that she is interested in an architecture that is not about form, but is about how form is generated. Looking at existing natural systems, she tries to find strategic ways to intervene in those systems in order to drive a desired form. With the goal of developing new building technologies, this kind of architecture relates well to the environment because it uses the materials of the environment. It is intelligent in the sense that it has an apparent order that capable of adapting over time.